THIS STAMP COVER WAS ISSUED TO COMMEMORATE THE 16th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF ELVIS PRESLEY AND WAS ISSUED AS THIS USPS POSTAL COVER ONLY IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA AT THE MARKET ARENA - ZIP CODE 46204
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (8.5 x 11 FOLDED IN HALF) CARD STOCK, HAND POSTMARKED ON SITE
Elvis Presley's last concert was held at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN on June 26, 1977 for a crowd of 18,000. The set list was as follows:
Also Spake Zarathustra (opening)
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
I Can't Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Early Morning Rain
What'd I Say
Johnny B. Goode
(solos by band members Larrie Londin: drums, Jerry Scheff: bass, Tony Brown: piano)
I Really Don't Want To Know
(solo by the backing Joe Guercio Orchestra)
(Elvis introduces various people from the stage)
Can't Help Falling In Love
Although Elvis appeared pale, weak, and overweight, as he had with increasing regularity, there was nothing to suggest his impending death -- indeed, there was nothing unusual about this show on the tour, except that Elvis for some reason introduced practically everyone from his life on stage that night. Some take this as "proof" Elvis knew he was in his final days; others maintain that he was worried about the imminent publication of Elvis: What Happened?, a tell-all biography by former bodyguards Sonny and Red West that publicly broke the story of his drug abuse, and what those revelations might do to his image.
Footage of the final concert was taken but has not been widely seen; the audio portion can be heard on the LP "The Last Farewell" (released on CD as Adios: The Final Performance, A.J. Records CD 92-2002).
The last recording Elvis made was a vocal overdub on "He'll Have To Go" done on October 31st, 1976 in the "Jungle Room" at his home at Graceland.
The last song Elvis performed in private was a rendition of "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain," done on his piano in Graceland hours before his death.
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